Wine.

Goodfella

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We all know Maserati ownership automatically makes you a connoisseur as opposed to a show off.
As such I'm sure there are plenty on here that enjoy the odd glass of vino, or twelve?

Where does everyone get their wine from?
I'm a wine society member & also buy from Aldi(!!) for the most part & occasional Majestic wines....
 

GeoffCapes

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I don't think you can go far wrong with a bottle of Wolfs Blass Cabernet Sauvignon it's between 7 and 10 quid a bottle and is rather nice.
In fact I think I have a bottle with my name on it tonight!
 

zagatoes30

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I've bought a few cases from www.nakedwines.co.uk which have always been good. They do tend to bombard you a bit with offers but generally decent wine for an average of £7 or so a bottle.
Agreed I use nakedwines as well and the wine is generally pretty decent. In fact there is case or two sat at home which will probably get opened tonight
 

Ebenezer

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I general go the Majestic and get them to suggest a selection of Malbecs and Sauvignon blancs
Eb
 

Goodfella

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I used to use Naked wines. I went to one of their tasting events in London, Christ knows how I got home after that....

Must try wines IMO:

Beronia Reserva (not Crianza, all crianzas are rat pi...) Waitrose or Majestic
https://www.waitrosecellar.com/fine-wine/beronia-rioja-reserva

Penfolds BIN 28
https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/penfolds-bin-28-kalimna-shiraz-19094

Grande Alberone (as per Oliver6796 above), Aldi
https://www.aldi.co.uk/grande-alberone---black-bio/p/087153244628000

Baron Rioja, Aldi
https://www.aldi.co.uk/baron-amarillo-rioja-reserva/p/046511162620701

Muga Rioja, Waitrose/Wine Society/Majestic

Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico, Waitrose
https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/villa-cafaggio-chianti-classico-italian-red-wine/709073-141304-141305

Masi Campofiorin, Waitrose
https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/masi-campofiorin-italian-red-wine/612216-156239-156240

& of course Nyetimber.
 

Navcorr

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Mentioned a place near Calais a while ago. Not exactly the local corner shop but if anyone is planning a trip …. numerous domaines offer shipping.

Maybe of interest to those travelling is a storage facility near Calais. Operating principally to take delivery of, check over and subsequent storage of, wines that you have bought on your journey. From memory they charge €1 per box for three months storage. They are also happy to take delivery of most inventory - including shoes I'd imagine :)

I'm not affiliated with them in any way but they have been most helpful in the past. Their website is:

http://www.vineyards-direct.com
 

CatmanV2

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Used to have a client that was a wine importer. That was bloody good.

Wine society gets my vote.

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Know sod all about wine but I do like a Merlot and cannot abide Shiraz
Have I got this right?
Now Gin on the other hand.......................
 

zagatoes30

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Shiraz as in what the Australians and South Africans produce is the same as Syrah from France the grape is the same. Real Shiraz is from Persia / Iran has been around for hundreds of years which was more of a sherry style.

Even though modern Shiraz and French Syrah use the same grapes they taste different due to growing in the warmer climate.
 

conaero

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CoOp, one bottle a day, 2 if its been a bad one.

Honestly though, I have a thing for Rioja/Temp at the moment. I buy 2 year old rather than 4 as I dont like it 'oaked'

Our local pub has excellent wines and has pointed me to his supplier in Midhurst. I will be visiting.

I will check out the Aldi one, thanks of the heads up as I am paying £9 a bottle at the moment.
 

zagatoes30

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CoOp, one bottle a day, 2 if its been a bad one.

Honestly though, I have a thing for Rioja/Temp at the moment. I buy 2 year old rather than 4 as I dont like it 'oaked'

Our local pub has excellent wines and has pointed me to his supplier in Midhurst. I will be visiting.

I will check out the Aldi one, thanks of the heads up as I am paying £9 a bottle at the moment.
Aldi wines are often much better than their price suggests
 

Goodfella

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CoOp, one bottle a day, 2 if its been a bad one.

Honestly though, I have a thing for Rioja/Temp at the moment. I buy 2 year old rather than 4 as I dont like it 'oaked'

Our local pub has excellent wines and has pointed me to his supplier in Midhurst. I will be visiting.

I will check out the Aldi one, thanks of the heads up as I am paying £9 a bottle at the moment.
Not a great wine fan but a good Rioja gets my vote.
As per my links above, Beronia & Muga are the kings of Rioja, IMO (Rascal is right up there as well).

For Beronia.. Keep an eye out for Beronia going on offer & then 30% off your "first shop" (how many emails/credit cards you got?) or similar from Ocado, I managed to buy 24 bottles at around £9 each.

Cheaper Rioja then it has to be six bottles of Baron Rioja from Aldi delivered to your door for £34, yes, really, £34 and its pretty bloody impressive..
https://www.aldi.co.uk/baron-amarillo-rioja-reserva/p/046511162620701
 

Ewan

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Wine Society for most stuff. With cellar top-ups from Corney and Barrow, and Berry Bros and Rudd.

For spirits (inc. gin) try www.thewhiskyexchange.com